Lightly Touch Your Heart with Spring Rolls

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Way back around fourth century, many battles were fought in China, some of them won and some lost. With that many battles, you’d have to have a whole lot of generals. Is it any wonder, then, that the names of some army commanders got – ummm – lost? That’s what happened to a linguistically talented general who first won whatever battle he had been engaged in (exact information is also lost – are you surprised?) and then decided to express his gratitude to his troops. No, he didn’t award a heap of medals, nor did he give out monetary rewards. He simply ordered residents of the neighboring villages to cook and bake various finger food appetizers – cakes, buns, and such – to be sent to the front line. Gratitude in Chinese is 點點心意diǎn diǎn xīnyì, which was later shortened to 點心 (dim sum) (Wikipedia)…

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